Keeping Children Safe in Education

The DfE has issued a new draft version of the key safeguarding guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education. Annex H contains a table of substantive changes such as the

  • Inclusion of ‘up-skirting’ as a criminal offence
  • Removal of references to ‘interim’ and ‘transitional’ arrangements in the context of the national introduction of local ‘safeguarding partners’ , as these will no longer be interim arrangements by September
  • Reference to the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education guidance
  • Linking to the new departmental guidance about teaching online safety.


ISI will be analysing the changes and updating the ISI Commentary on the Regulatory Requirements over the summer.